The Irish Organic Association (IOA) secures funding for a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project
The Irish Organic Association were one of 12 projects that secured funding in the first call for submissions under the European Innovation Partnership programme run by the Department.
The project is called Maximising Organic Production Systems, (MOPS) and works collectively with 11 growers around the country to devise a comprehensive cropping plan in line with growing market demands.
Read ‘Maximising Organic Product Systems’ Article
MOPS article in the Farming Independent May 22nd
On May 22nd there was a feature on MOPS in the Farming Independent exploring the background behind the EIP model in Europe and how it was adopted in Ireland. As part of the feature there was an interview on the MOPS project with Padraig Fahy from Beechlawn Farm on the importance of a project such as this to his business. To read the article please CLICK HERE
EIP Article Farming Independent
September 2018 – Vincent Grace, MOPS grower on why the project is important to him CLICK HERE
September 2018 – Climate monitoring as part of the MOPS project CLICK HERE
December 2018 – MOPS Green Manure Trial Organic Matters 2018
December 2018 – MOPS Climate Article Organic Matters 2018
June 2019 – Nurney Farm a MOPS farm is still as innovative now as it was thirty years ago CLICK HERE
July 2019 – MOPS Article 141 Participating Farmers Views on EIP
July 2019 – Green Manure Trial update